University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Economics

Current areas of research specialisation include: Models of state-dependent pricing; fiscal theory of the price level; fiscal-monetary interaction in stochastic, dynamic general equilibrium; credit constraints and the business cycle; open economy macroeconomic models; models of endogenous growth; determinants of corporate growth; high-technology clusters; trade secrecy; market efficiency in emerging markets; stochastic volatility models; monetary frameworks in developing countries; fast-growing small firms; intellectual property office under-pricing; real business cycle; foreign direct investment; tax evasion.

Entry requirements

Good UK instructional Master's degree (UK 65 per cent or better, USA GPA 3.6 or better, PR China 85 per cent or better) in a core area, or a cognate area supporting proposed field of research; overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must, in addition, provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English: IELTS band 7; or TOEFL paper based 600; computer based 250; internet based 100.

Course modules

The PhD is a research programme. There are no modules as part of it.

Assessment methods

MPhil: students complete 9 months of coursework followed by a thesis of 40,000 words. PhD: Students are required to complete a supervised thesis of 80,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; Spragge Conservation scholarship; limited number of school scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary of Economics
Telephone number: 
01334 462443